Tropical Storm Andrea Update

Tropical Storm Andrea made landfall in the Steinhatchee Area at 5:35 p.m. this afternoon. She continues to track to the N-NE at 17 mph. It is expected that TS Andrea will cross our county to the northeast of Lake City around 8 pm and move on through. We still could see sustained winds in the [...]

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Man Arrested on Drug Charges

On Monday, June 3, 2013, a Ft. White man was arrested on narcotics charges after deputies discovered a methamphetamine laboratory in his home. At approximately 1:00pm, Deputies were serving an arrest warrant on Jonathan Keen at 168 SW Freedom Ct., Ft. White, FL. During the service of the arrest warrant, deputies discovered materials and chemicals [...]

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Suicidal Man Shot by Deputy

On Friday, May 31, 2013, a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputy was involved in a shooting. At approximately 1:00 am, deputies responded to 315 NW Lamar Place in reference to a subject that was armed and threatening to harm himself and law enforcement. Deputies encountered the subject in the front yard of the home and observed [...]

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Two Citizens Recognized for Their Service

This morning, May 30, 2013,  Sheriff Mark Hunter presented the Distinguished Service Award to Mr. George Richardson and his wife Carol. The Richardson’s are being recognized for 45 years of service and support to the Florida Sheriff’s Association. We would like to extend our most sincerest appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Richardson for supporting our [...]

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1st Annual Fins and Pins Charity Event an Overwhelming Success

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Sheriff Mark Hunter was honored to present a check to the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches. The proceeds were from the 1st annual Fins and Pins community fish fry and bowl-a-thon recently held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Thanks to our generous and caring community, we were able to raise $18,000.00 [...]

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